I have been looking into CT surg and spoken with a two PA's who work in that field, briefly shadowed one in the CICU. Currently trying to do more shadowing/ research opportunity in structural heart disease program. I am leaning in the direction that this is the specialty I think I want to pursue. 55-60 hours per week is totally fine, find cardiology interesting, the EVH seems like a really incredible procedure, and overall interested. I am old enough to know that I might change my mind, and that I need to pursue the area I connect with the most, so take the next part with a grain of salt.
I looked online, on Indeed.com, I am seeing CT surg full time jobs starting at 140k going to 200k. Various parts of the country. I also heard that the CT surg chief PA at the hospital I shadowed made over 200k, closer to 250 (heard, not confirmed). Is this for real? I feel like there is a catch or I am missing something? Can anyone share their thoughts or experiences. thank you and I apologize in advance if I come across as money blinded. Also not sure if this topic belongs here, I hope it can help others in their job search.